A year after her two sons were allegedly murdered by a friend, one mother is pushing for everyone to get mental health checkups, if they need them.
Channel 2′s Lori Wilson spoke with Tyreene Brown, a grieving mom who is working to help others.
Brown remembers every detail of March 28, the day that she and her husband found their two sons murdered in their sleep.
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Christopher Smith, 21, was an aspiring musician who loved making videos and was helping his mom with a documentary on her life. Darius Myles, 28, was a mechanic and a loving dad. His friends called him Deuce.
Darius had just moved in with his big brother about a month before the murders.
Brown said she talked with her boys every day and even made a book of text messages that they shared.
“I can remember their voices, I can remember their laughter,” Brown said.
Brown said there was no forced entry into her sons’ home and the suspected shooter, Walter Hill, 28, was a friend of theirs.
Her older son had given him the garage code so that he would have a place to stay when he fell on hard times.
Brown believes Hill struggled with depression and mental illness.
While Hill is in jail awaiting trial, Brown put together a conference to encourage anyone going through tough times. She wants to provide a day of inspiration, healing and deliverance — something she knows is a process and a test of faith.
“We are in a war and a lot of people’s war begins within themselves,” said Brown. “It’s about people who are trying to survive this life. We all need a reset and just a healthier way of being.”
Brown said she is still waiting for a trial date to be set. In the meantime, she said her conference will be held at the Restoration of Life Center in Stone Mountain on Sept. 24.
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